Port of St. Helens expansion plan rejected

Port of St. Helens expansion plan rejected

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals sent the port's industrial expansion plans back to the drawing board.

The Port of St. Helens owns the 1,700-acre Port Westward property and wants more space there for industry. Columbia County commissioners in January approved a rezoning to turn 837 acres of farmland there to industrial.

But the state land use appeals board, which resolves land use disputes, sent the decision back to the county, saying more analysis of its impacts is needed. In short, the county can re-approve its decision but has to do more work first.

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